A Friday Reminder About Stress
Remember that stress doesn't come from what's going on in your life.
It comes from your thoughts about what's going on in your life.
by Skip Cohen
I've lived in Florida for almost eleven years, and we're all used to the same thing in the rainy season. The day typically starts sunny and beautiful. Then, a few clouds roll in around noon, and usually, after 3-4:00 PM, there's a full-blown thunderstorm. After that, humidity usually skyrockets - but through the whole process, everyone knows it's coming. Boaters make it a point to follow the weather report, and if it's going to be bad - they plan accordingly.
Even with our pups, Belle is totally neurotic and flips out with the first rumble of thunder. So out comes her "Thunder Shirt." If it's a really bad storm, we've got CBD chews for her, and it only takes a 1/4 inch size tab to get her back to being mellow.
So, why can't we as business owners learn to recognize the same signs when things are stormy with our work? I get that I'm a work in progress, but you'd think I could see burnout coming just like the weatherman can predict and forecast an upcoming storm.
This week was particularly tough - full-moon-tough. Logic for so many people wasn't in the cards, and my ability to keep things in perspective disappeared in the process. Stressed, angry, short-tempered - all the signs of somebody about to crash and burn were knocking at the door.
This is a short post today with one goal - we all have to deal with a long list of daily challenges. So when the trolls take over, whether they're real or not, learn to step away. Don't respond or react. Instead, step away from the business and do something relaxing. Phone a friend; put some music on; take a walk - whatever it takes, just like when you were a kid - go to recess!
You can find anything on the Internet:
1. Dance it out
2. Go for a walk
3. Talk about it
5. Go to bed earlier
6. Focus on what you can control
7. Reminisce about good times
8. Ask for a hug
It's Friday afternoon - wishing everybody a terrific stress-free weekend!
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